Penn Center for Innovation

Officials explain why university investment in tech commercialization is here to stay (Technically Philly)

Posted on October 8, 2015 — Kat Hinkel

By Adam Bender / CONTRIBUTOR

The importance of universities as anchor institutions for supporting technology entrepreneurship will continue to grow, said higher education officials during a roundtable discussion Wednesday evening at the University of Pennsylvania.

Innovation leaders from Penn and four other top U.S. universities described how their schools promote entrepreneurship, including through the establishment of incubators and strategic partnerships with the private sector. The talk was hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and the Penn Center for Innovation.

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